Pampanga is a province located in the Central Luzon region in the Philippines. Pampanga is also located at the Northern shore of Manila Bay. Pampanga bordered with Tarlac to the North, Nueva Ecija to the Northeast, Bulacan in the East, Manila Bay in the central South, Bataan in Southwest and Zambales to the West. The capital city of Pampanga is the City of San Fernando. Pampanga is also called as La Pampanga. The name was given by the Spaniards. During the invasion of Great Britain in Manila, the Villa de Bacolor town served as the Spanish colonial capital. Pampanga is one of the eight provinces that placed under martial law after the Philippine Revolution in 1896 for rebelling against the Spanish Empire. Pampanga has a total area of 2,002.20 sq. km that spread throughout the South central section of Central Luzon. Among all municipalities in Pampanga, Porac has the largest area with 314 sq. km.
The peak and busiest times of Pampanga are in July followed by June and May. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be higher than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travellers is in November. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Pampanga that month.
1. Ninoy Aquino International Airport
This Ninoy Aquino International Airport previously known and still commonly referred to as the Manila International Airport. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the international airport that serves Manila and its surrounding metropolitan area. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located along the border between the Pasay city and Paranaque. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located 7 km South of Manila and Southwest of Makati. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport also the main international gateway for travellers who want to visit the Philippines. It also serves a hub for AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and Phillippine Airlines. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is operated by the Manila International Airport Authority.
2. Clark International Airport
It is an international airport located in the Pampanga province. This Clark International Airport is the main international gateway to the Philippines within Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles and Mabalacat. The Clark International Airport is located 80 km Northwest of Manila. The Clark International Airport is accessible through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway. Clark International Airport serves the central and Northern Luzon. The airport is managed and operated by the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC). However, the Southern part of the airport is used by the Philippine Air Force. Clark International Airport operates international and domestic flights. A new passenger terminal building is under construction and expected to complete in 2020.
Pampanga has two distinct climates consists of rainy and dry. Throughout the year, Pampanga will experience a dry season. However, from May to October, Pampanga experiencing a wet season. The coolest month in Pampanga is from December through February while the hottest month in Pampanga is from March to April.
1. Mount Arayat – It is an inactive volcano located in the Luzon Island. You can visit this mount to do hiking and many other activities.
2. Zoocobia Fun Zoo – It is a family-friendly park. You can visit this zoo with your children to spend quality time with your children while learning something new. You can also do bird feeding, pony rides and many more.
3. SandBox Pampanga – You can visit this park to do many challenging activities such as zip line, riding a roller coaster and many more. If you love adventure and challenging activities, then this is a must place for you to visit!